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Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: site down?
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:16:24 pm »
And down again? I'm getting infinite 'Reconnecting'...

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: BM (Bad Maneer)
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:02:48 pm »
Goddamn Bad Maneer… I hate that guy! Always ruining everybody's fun.  >:(

I thought that was an Indian dish.

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Counterfeit/Spoils: You're quite happy trashing the Spoils since you'd be losing it anyway.

Actually, Counterfeit trashes the Treasure after you've played it twice, and by then, Spoils has already returned itself to its pile and Counterfeit has lost track of it and it can no longer be trashed.

Yeah, that's what he said: You're quite happy losing the Spoils since you'd be trashing it anyway. ;)

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Royal Carriage + Haunted Woods.

Although it doesn't duplicate the attack, +6 cards at the start of your turn is ridiculous for engines. I played two games where every turn I would draw my entire deck and play the other set of RC+HW each turn for massive draw and a constant attack.

Don't worry, I'm sure you'll make some new friends soon.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: At what point should you resign?
« on: May 22, 2015, 05:34:33 pm »

Ignore these poor sports, and blacklist them if it bothers you.  People who berate you for not resigning or taking time to think about your play are just poor sports who aren't worth your time.

Wanted to pick up on this other issue of taking time to think... I've found myself avoiding playing live on line because I like to actually think about the game once in a while when I play, and am admittedly oversensitive to people saying 'faster please', which I remember happening a lot on Isotropic as well as on Goko now. Is this really considered gauche now, and are these people really outliers? I even thought about labeling my table "No rushing - Thinking allowed" or something, but thought that would sound hopelessly anal! ;)


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Dominion General Discussion / Re: IRL Adventures stories
« on: May 10, 2015, 01:17:55 am »
I got an early 7 thanks to Baron and inherited Advisers.

I had to read this 3 times before I realized what it was saying... it's written correctly, but ambiguously. I thought that "Baron and inherited Advisers" were the 2 things that helped you get to an early 7. Which was confusing, since you'd have to have an earlier 7 to get inherited Advisers in the first place.

Well, there you go, you eliminated the reading that didn't make sense, and arrived at the one which did.
Yes, English is full of words that could be more than one part of speech; it's a system that offers tremendous flexibility, but sometimes at the cost of utter clarity.
Keep reading those 19th century English novels and you'll get lots of practice with long, convoluted, minimally punctuated sentences that require three readings to parse out!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Soothsayer v Witch
« on: April 28, 2015, 02:27:39 pm »
Whenever I have 50 curses I just never draw the Forge with the 50 curses.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Limericks!
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:33:08 pm »
Compared to Ghost Ship, its attack is angelic,
but it costs just the same -- it's expensive, this Relic!
but cut it some slack:
it's a Treasure-Attack,
and also its artwork is plain psychedelic.

I like it, but there are too many syllables in the 1st, 2nd and 5th lines.
But at least they're consistent - it's sort of a four beat limerick.
Perhaps the 3rd and 4th lines should be one; then it would just be a quatrain with limerick rhyme scheme. Which would be weird in a cool sort of way.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Getting cards
« on: April 28, 2015, 12:32:40 am »
I'm getting my cards tomorrow.

Are you gaining them, or getting them passed by Masquerade?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: CARD OF THE WEEK #5: Steward
« on: April 27, 2015, 10:05:55 pm »
Who the hell is Stewart?

That's his name... didn't you know?  Everyone knows it's Stewart the Steward.

Oh, man, no matter how many times I read the FAQ I still miss stuff!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: CARD OF THE WEEK #5: Steward
« on: April 27, 2015, 08:18:48 pm »
Who the hell is Stewart?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: IRL Adventures stories
« on: April 27, 2015, 08:08:38 pm »
I maintain my position that since Event Cards don't move throughout the game, they are simply begging for someone to design a little vertical stand to mount a couple of them on, perhaps with slots that the cards slip into.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: CARD OF THE WEEK #5: Steward
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:13:18 pm »
I've seen some use the +$2 to spike an early 6 or 7, though the situations in which one would do this seem scarce...thoughts?

This is a great question, I'd love to hear thoughts on how good a 6 or 7 (or even 5) would have to be to forgo the trashing early on.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: IRL Adventures stories
« on: April 26, 2015, 11:46:14 pm »
Even with the arrows, it's hard to remember to exchange your Travellers every turn.  I guess mostly because they get covered up by other cards anyway, and because you're thinking of a thousand different things at the end of your turn.  I have the same problem with remembering to Scheme things.  :/
You need a mantra, like, say, "I want me my Champion! I want me my Champion!"

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: IRL Adventures stories
« on: April 26, 2015, 10:19:00 am »
Also, isn't traveler spelled with only one 'L'? On all the traveler cards it is 'traveller' which my spell-check tells me is the wrong spelling.
My dictionary has traveller as an alternative spelling, Chiefly British. Does Donald have an Anglophile streak? Or maybe to fit the medieval theme...
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Also, what happens when a traveller type card is revealed to a jester? I guess since that card is not in the supply (unless it is page/peasant) that it is just discarded and no one gains anything?
Yes that's right, like Tournament Prizes, Mercenaries, and other non-supply cards. But I assume Page/Peasant would be doled out normally.

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:55:48 pm »
Wow, cool. Guess that's also an example of how significant the Lost City on-buy penalty can be early on.

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: No Smithy?
« on: April 24, 2015, 10:07:23 am »
In reality, Expedition is almost certainly just going to be something you buy on those occasions when you have $3 to spend and you don't really want any of the available $3 cards.
Given how frequently this seems to occur though, I think Expedition is going to be a nice Event to have available.
Also, it pairs outrageously well with Mission if you have a source of +buy.

Expedition seems like a natural Turn 3 buy if you draw CCCEE (assuming you didn't open two terminals): makes sure your opening buys don't miss the reshuffle.

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 24, 2015, 02:17:59 am »
Played my first Adventures games tonight! Teacher was insane. Absolutely insane. Ridiculous. (all in a good way).

Card tokens, man. Card tokens.

Sounds amazing. So for Teacher you didn't feel like the game was almost over by the time you got and played one? That's the one thing I wonder just reading about the travellers without having played them...

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 24, 2015, 02:14:03 am »
Actually just realized the same question exists with Remake (which I've always pronounced as a noun), though the difference is less... pronounced if you will - and somehow we've all survived.

Hmm... I think this must be a regional thing, because to me the verb remake and the noun remake have identical pronunciation. I can't work out where the difference would be. Do you say one with a shorter E sound?

For my ear the difference is stress, RE-make for noun, re-MAKE for verb.

It is a principle in English that for two-syllable words that could be nouns and verbs, the noun form takes stress on the first syllable and verb form takes stress on the second syllable. For example: rebel, record, contest, conflict, etc.

That being said, it may be somewhat dialectical or generational, because I pronounce nouns/verbs like remake, protest, import, etc. always with the emphasis on the first syllable, although I recognize some people stress the second when they're verbs.
I can't even hear in my head different versions of remake, protest, or import. Things like "rehbel" and "reebel" or "rehcord" and "reecord" I can hear. How would "remake" be pronounced differently?

"They are going to remake that movie. The remake will come out next year."

I mean, I don't make a distinction between the pronunciations either. But it'd be something like "REE-make" vs "ruh-MAKE" (IPA: 'ri.meɪk vs rə.'meɪk), although I can't say I've heard anyone say this. But being from California my English is very different from the rest of the country, maybe it's an East Cost thing or something. "Protest" I think is the easiest of those to try to hear; imagine a theatrical British performer crying out, "I must protest!" Or just think "pruh-TEST" (IPA: pɹə.'tʰɛst).

It's likely that distinctions like this are dying off. Language is always changing!

EDIT: IPA

I, also from California, have never heard ruh-MAKE with a schwa sound either, but I do say ree-MAKE when it's a verb. (My online dictionary has this distinction as well.)

I'd never stopped to think that it's actually a principle, that's really interesting and makes sense. And also your observation that there's some flexibility with the pronunciation of the verbs - import, protest, remake sound OK to me stressed either way as a verb - but only one way as a noun. Some like contest are more clear cut though. But as you say these things are always changing!

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:18:53 pm »
It has to be a verb. It's not a duplicate (well there are 10 of them, but that's not unusual), it duplicates things.

Well, Wharf is not a wharf either. You could argue when you buy a card it gives you a duplicate; as you point out the duplicates are already there.




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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 22, 2015, 11:13:59 am »
No, very much the rage.
(And you know what I'm referencing.)

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:37:12 am »
I play mostly IRL so we all announce what we're doing on our turns. Any card that involves me choosing something I say as a verb and use it as a verb, even if it's not. For all remodelers, trashers, etc. when I play it I say, "I Remodel Gold into a Province" or, "I'm going to Stonemason a Peddler into two Nobles". Heck, I even use it for other cards like, "I Cellar three cards" or "I Workshop a Gardens". Using them as verbs is a fast way to convey what was played and what I choose to do with it when I played it. So Duplicate is gonna be a verb in my lexicon.

Ah, good point, we do routinely verb card names when they affect other cards. (The fact that "I Remodel Gold" sounds like English and "I Stonemason a Peddler" doesn't is incidental.) I guess it would feel pretty weird to use 'Duplicate' as a verb and say it as a noun. So maybe you'll wind up saying "I University a Minion,  and call Duplikit to Duplikate it."

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:22:55 am »
Actually just realized the same question exists with Remake (which I've always pronounced as a noun), though the difference is less... pronounced if you will - and somehow we've all survived.

Hmm... I think this must be a regional thing, because to me the verb remake and the noun remake have identical pronunciation. I can't work out where the difference would be. Do you say one with a shorter E sound?

For my ear the difference is stress, RE-make for noun, re-MAKE for verb.

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 20, 2015, 09:58:17 pm »
No, that's absolutely right, the card name, capitalized, becomes a noun whatever it is as a normal word. When you play Expand, it's obviously a noun and a direct object. Just like when I say you are Beyond Awesome, Beyond Awesome is a noun (phrase) because it's the name of something, you, as opposed to a prepositional phrase, or adverbial phrase, or whatever the hell it would be uncapitalized.

The issue with Duplicate is just how to pronounce it, 'as if' it were a verb, or a noun.

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Dominion: Adventures Previews / Re: New mechanics
« on: April 20, 2015, 10:09:47 am »
It has to be a verb. It's not a duplicate (well there are 10 of them, but that's not unusual), it duplicates things.

Well, Wharf is not a wharf either. You could argue when you buy a card it gives you a duplicate; as you point out the duplicates are already there.

But I also tend toward calling it a verb. While most card names are nouns, the ones that say what they actually do (Remodel, Remake, Rebuild, Transmogrify) seem mostly to be verbs. Actually just realized the same question exists with Remake (which I've always pronounced as a noun), though the difference is less... pronounced if you will - and somehow we've all survived.

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